For many seniors, leaving home to socialize with neighbors, run errands, and go to medical appointments is part of living a healthy and well-rounded lifestyle. We recognize that staying independent is vital, especially for those who can’t drive. As seniors age, having reliable accompanied transportation is a way to preserve relationships with family and friends and maintain connections with the outside world.
Comfort Keepers helps seniors age at home by providing a full range of services. We cover all the needs a person could use help with, whether that’s domestic, personal, or specialized. The modern caregiver wears a lot of hats, and they wear them well. Our Comfort Keepers are proud to offer senior accompanied transportation services as a way to help improve senior independence.
When a person loses their ability to drive, it’s just one more thing to chip away at their self-reliance. There will also be those who can no longer use public transportation for all manner of reasons. Comfort Keepers’ transportation services provide affordable, reliable, safe rides. Our mission is to do whatever it takes to help older adults grow old at home with as much self-sufficiency as possible.
Although we are not a taxicab service, we do provide accompanied incidental transportation for adults and seniors. The value we add comes from having a caring and qualified professional accompany your loved one to and from their appointment, helping them maintain a sense of comfort throughout.
How We Can Help
Medical Appointments: Our Caregiver/Personal Support Worker/Coordinator can accompany your loved one from their residence, escort them to a hospital or medical office, and then return them home. During their time together, we will remain with them, ensure they are comfortable, and we will advocate on their behalf when needed.
Medical Procedures: Our Caregiver/Personal Support Worker/Coordinator can come to meet your loved one at the hospital or clinic, help with their discharge, help with transportation, pick up any necessities on the way home (prescriptions, groceries), ensure they are hydrated, well-fed, and comfortably resting at home to aid in their recovery.
Beyond this, if it is requested, we can also provide a Caregiver/PSW over the next few days/weeks to assist with light meal preparation, light housekeeping, caregiving, medication reminders, and companionship. This will ensure your loved one can rest well and focus on recovery.
Social and Recreational Appointments: Our Caregiver/Personal Support Worker/Coordinator can help maintain a healthy and active social and recreational routine. They can accompany your loved one for a day out, whenever the mood strikes, or we can schedule a regular routine to keep a good thing going. Whether this means accompanying your loved one to church on a Sunday, or to a banquet hall for their grandson’s wedding, or to a local music festival to enjoy the sights and sounds, we have you covered.
Accompanied transportation has 3 options to choose from:
Riding in a taxi/transport along with a Caregiver
Riding in a private passenger automobile along with a Caregiver
Riding in a company car along with a Coordinator
As such, we welcome you to call us to discuss whether we have the availability to provide non-accessible transportation in a Caregiver’s personal vehicle or in our company vehicle. Alternatively, a client can arrange for a taxicab, accessible taxicab, or a medical transport service from a third party.
Having access to reliable transportation—with a driver you know and trust—is a godsend. It means you or a loved one can get up and go whenever you want, without being dependent on family and friends.
Our local senior transportation service also helps to reduce loneliness and seclusion. Isolation is something that plagues a lot of seniors who live at home alone.
Some other Comfort Keepers senior home care services include:
Please contact us to learn more about our senior transportation services or any of our quality at-home care solutions. We can arrange a free consultation for you or a loved one. We’re just a phone call away – contact us anytime, day or night. Click below to get started or call us today at 905-689-2273.